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Valencia Palms Chapter

CERTIFICATES

Certificates

Certificates are a minimum of $25 and can be sent In Honor of or In Memory of someone. If you are interested in requesting a personalized Certificate, please use the form below to contact Linda Levy. She will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

TRIBUTE CARDS

Tribute Cards

Tribute cards are a beautiful way to make a donation to Pap and

let someone know you are thinking about them - birthdays, anniversaries, get

well, in memory. If you are interested in purchasing Tribute Cards ($7 each),

please use the form below to contact Betsy Zucker, our Tribute Cards Officer.

She will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited... It cannot cripple Love It cannot shatter Hope It cannot corrode Faith It cannot destroy Peace It cannot kill Friendship It cannot suppress Memories It cannot silence Courage It cannot invade the Soul It cannot steal Eternal Life It cannot conquer the Spirit. Cancer is so very limited! Our Vision To Imagine – and help create – a World without Cancer.  

Calendar of Events

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About Us

History of our Chapter coming soon.

Photo Gallery

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Physician Referral Program

How it works:

Contact one of The Pap Corps Patient Advocates, Marilyn Oremland and Marcia Wishansky, who will try to expedite your access to Sylvester Physicians.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT contact Sylvester directly. If you do, we will not be able to further assist you.

NOTE: Our Advocates DO NOT RECOMMEND DOCTORS. They facilitate your ability to get an appointment ASAP.

If you do not hear from Sylvester in a timely manner, contact your advocate.


Contact Advocate

Valencia Palms Chapter Board

Below is a listing of your Executive Board. If you need to contact a specific person, please check your Valencia Palms Directory for their contact information.

President

Joyce Brett

Past Presidium

Estelle Colen

Eileen Krakowski

Linda Levy

Maxine Levy

Marilyn Oremland

Executive Vice Presidents

Karyn Likerman

Diane Zimmer

Treasurer

Diana Role

Recording Secretary

Beva Lowe

Communication VP

Adina Laks

Fundraising VP's

Norma Rogers

Claire Schubert

Hospitality VPs

Ileen Messinger

Rhonda Palant

Gayle Ziv

Level of Giving VPs

Rhoda Bagen

Norma Scherer

Membership VPs

Phyllis DePalo

Judy Meyers

Parliamentarian

Robin Coleman

Programming VP

Natalie Quinn

Sunshine VPs

Eileen Krakowski

Pat Mathews

Technology VPs

Philip Korn

Norma Scherer

Contact Us

If you'd like to get more information about The Pap Corps' Valencia Palms Chapter send us an email! Whether it's information about donating, becoming a member, or becoming a volunteer, we would love to talk to you.

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Events Calendar

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11may(may 11)2:00 pm12(may 12)3:30 pmValencia Palms Mother's Day Roses


Valencia Palms Derby Event

PAP Derby Night - May 4th

What an exciting night! Thrilling horse races, Mint Juleps being poured, Delicious food, Wonderful raffle prizes and GOOD FRIENDS and Laughter. Win Place Show!

Look at the great pictures taken by our talented photographer, Fran Swirsky. They say pictures tell the true story. These definitely say FUN FUN FUN was had by all.


Valencia Palms Music Bingo Night

Photo Credit: Carol Cukras

Valencia Palms Trivia Night


Valencia Palms 2022 Walkathon

Valencia Palms Pap Chapter would highly recommend Scott Harris, owner of Pyra Promotions. We used them in December as our T-shirt resource for our community WALKATHON and they were fabulous. They were great to work with throughout the entire project: their design team assisted from start to finish, excellent quality and printing, and final delivery was right on time. We received so many compliments on our group t-shirts.  Please contact Brett Seick brett@pyrapromotions.com Any questions please feel free to contact me, Joyce Brett, Valencia Palms PAP Chapter President .


Happy 70th Birthday PAP Corps

Happy Sweet Sixteen to Valencia Palms PAP Corps

Our Valencia Palms PAP Chapter originated sixteen years ago. Sue Levy moved here from a community where she was actively involved in The PAP Corps.  She came to us with a personal mission to begin a PAP Chapter at Valencia Palms.  Graciously, she invited residents to learn about PAP and the work it does to raise funds for cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Care Center in Miami.  Many of the people that attended the meeting had personal reasons for getting involved and understood the importance of raising funds for cancer research.  In 2006, Sue Levy, became the first President of the newly formed Valencia Palms PAP Chapter.  Amazingly, from a small group of devoted individuals we are now proudly 384 members STRONG and continuing to grow.

Many of our founding members went on to become Chapter Presidents and others took active roles on our Executive Board.  Several years ago, our PAP President, moved away during her first term. The VP PAP Presidium was created to keep our PAP Chapter strong.  The Presidium worked in unison for about 4 years, made up of our loyal and devoted past presidents: Sue Levy, Eileen Krakowski, Marilyn Oremland, Maxine Levy, Joyce Brett, Linda Levy, Estelle Colen, Lori Schindelman, and Elaine Weisberg. Thank you for all your tireless work in the past and present day.

A special thanks to the new breed of men and women who have decided to step up and take positions on our 2022/23 PAP board.

Thank you to Fran Swirsky, she captured the evening with her great pictures.

We are all looking forward to a successful fundraising year.

Together we will work towards creating a world without cancer.


Luncheon & Fashion Show Event

We would like to thank everyone who supported our Valencia Palms Pap Luncheon and Fashion Show. Those of you who came, those who could not attend but donated, everyone that generously shopped our vendors, and not to forget all that bought the lucky raffle tickets.  

We truly appreciate the wonderful and dedicated people that worked so diligently to make “Walk on the Wild Side” a huge success. 

We are happy to say this event was successful on so many fronts. It brought us together as a community of friends, neighbors, and relatives to support our common goal to fight for a world without cancer.  

 

Gratefully yours,  

Ileen and Rhonda

On-Going Fundraisers

MahJongg Cards

The Giving Train

The Pap Rap

By: Natalie Quinn

 

The PAP CORP at Valencia Palms held its opening fund raiser, “Let Us Entertain You,” on April 6th, to a sold-out audience.

Lindy Spero and Robin Wilk took us down memory lane with their wonderful songs from the late 40’s. What a treat. “Script In Hands” players delighted us with two short comic plays one, a take-off on the “Honeymooners,” with Larry Block, Barbara Korsen and Alan Greenberg who wrote the script. The Communal Dressing Room was performed by Carole Kay Block, Sandy Goren, Barbara Hyman and Maxine Levy, written by Norma Ephron and directed by Barbara Korsen.

Our home- grown comedians, Annette Weber and Joel Litow had us laughing off our seats. They are such clever funny people on and off stage.

The talents of Norma Rogers on Piccolo and Sue Boericke on Piano brought a hush over the of audience with their beautiful rendition of Le Rossognol De L’Opera.

The finale, Michael Lereah on vocals and guitar and Ken Oliver on harmonica accompanied on piano by Roy Rosenfeld, with a spectacular rendition of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”

All of this was made possible by the efforts and tireless determination of Norma Rogers assisted by Claire Schubert. Photos were taken by Dennis Paul. Sound Technicians Bev Roberts, Larry Spero and Art Weinberg. An extra treat, take home goody bags, was provided by the hospitality committee Gail Ziv, Ileen Messinger and Rhonda Palant.

The atmosphere was so cheerful; everyone was greeting the neighbors they hadn’t seen in a year or more. It was great. Thank you, Pap!